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Caliber Confusion

…power in them and will kick less. 7 A really good introduction to basic shotgun knowledge, including a great deal more information about shotgun ammunition, can be downloaded as a .pdf file from Remington Arms Co., at http://www.remington.com/pdfs/shotgun.pdf. More detailed information about shotguns, shotgun ammunition, and shotgun use can also be found on Chuck Hawkes’ site at http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2c.shotguns.htm. Notes: Some… Continue reading

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Awareness is Impossible

…and serious thought to these factors. When you look for defensive firearms training, or martial arts training, ask the instructor whether their techniques are designed to hold up when dealing with a sudden threat that β€œcomes out of nowhere.” In martial arts, if you always practice defending yourself from an attack you will see coming, and always start from a predictable ready position, then you are not preparing to deal with this… Continue reading

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Christianity and Pacifism

…re are a lot of them and if you are willing to do some digging through the dross, you may find a gem that helps you come to grips with your own thinking in this area. You can find these articles at the following link: http://www.mouseguns.com/cba.htm. Another excellent research tool for those who are interested in exploring this issue further is Charl Van Wyk’s book, Shooting Back: the right and duty of self-defense, published in 2001 by… Continue reading

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Hardy Har Har

…you can dig through the dry academic language. ↩ If you want to learn more about tunnel vision and auditory exclusion as it relates to shooting events, you might start with this article from Force Science News: http://www.forcescience.org/fsinews/…ime-to-update/. The bottom line on this one is that when we are paying very sharp attention to one thing, we are less likely to notice anything else. This is especially true about anything… Continue reading

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A hero in Clackamas

…you can dig through the dry academic language. ↩ If you want to learn more about tunnel vision and auditory exclusion as it relates to shooting events, you might start with this article from Force Science News: http://www.forcescience.org/fsinews/…ime-to-update/. The bottom line on this one is that when we are paying very sharp attention to one thing, we are less likely to notice anything else. This is especially true about anything… Continue reading

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Mechanics

…really is a great deal more support for our choices than there used to be. We can see how much social support there is for handguns by looking at a fascinating graphic put together by Jeff Dege, webmaster at www.gun-nuttery.com. Here’s the graphic, which I can post here because Jeff released it under a Creative Commons license. Progress in right to carry, 1986 – 2017. Click on image to see progress animation. Cool, huh? It’s not just… Continue reading

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Easy way to fill magazines

…you can dig through the dry academic language. ↩ If you want to learn more about tunnel vision and auditory exclusion as it relates to shooting events, you might start with this article from Force Science News: http://www.forcescience.org/fsinews/…ime-to-update/. The bottom line on this one is that when we are paying very sharp attention to one thing, we are less likely to notice anything else. This is especially true about anything… Continue reading

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Less Than Perfect

…o everything 100% right, then obviously you’re blaming yourself for what happened – not simply trying to learn how to avoid finding yourself in that kind of situation again in the future. What did we learn, here?(c) leremy / www.fotosearch.com Stock Photography The world from a growth mindset looks very different. When something goes wrong, the growth mindset does not bother with setting blame or affixing labels or telling you what kind of… Continue reading

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